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The Bahamas: Country in North America
The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the West Indies. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola Island, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.

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Bridal party delivers aid to Hurricane Dorian-hit Bahamas

Rikki Kahley and her friends brought 40 suitcases of donated items to the ravaged archipelago.
BBC News - Published

Bahamas tourist industry hopes for quick comeback from 'Category Hell' storm

As rescuers search for bodies amid mountains of debris and the stench of death on the Bahamas island of Abaco, life on most of the archipelago's 700 isles is little changed.
Reuters - Published

Videos for The Bahamas

From festival season luxury to Dorian relief [Video]From festival season luxury to Dorian relief

Insomniac, the organizer behind a Las Vegas music festival called the Electronic Daisy Carnival, is taking its temporary accommodation skills to the Bahamas to help people made homeless by Hurricane..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Bahamas: Volunteers set up temporary clinic [Video]Bahamas: Volunteers set up temporary clinic

Clinic set up by volunteers from International Medical Corp aims to prevent post-hurricane diseases.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published

Bahamas aftermath: Aid resumes as second storm passes [Video]Bahamas aftermath: Aid resumes as second storm passes

Many families hoping things will start improving before end of year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Hurricane-hit Bahamas: International aid assist victims [Video]Hurricane-hit Bahamas: International aid assist victims

The international community is doing what it can to provide everyday items to help the Bahamas rebuild the lives torn apart by the storm.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

New storm threatens hurricane-ravaged Bahamas [Video]New storm threatens hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds is threatening the already devastated Bahamas, potentially complicating ongoing recovery efforts. The new weather system, known as Tropical..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Hurricane-hit Bahamas faces new tropical storm warning [Video]Hurricane-hit Bahamas faces new tropical storm warning

Prime minister says he hopes the potential storm will cause few problems - but people are prepared.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Bahamas May Be Hit B Tropical Cyclone Soon After Hurricane Dorian [Video]Bahamas May Be Hit B Tropical Cyclone Soon After Hurricane Dorian

The Bahamas recently faced Hurricane Dorian and now a tropical cyclone is forecast to hit them next. According to Reuters, this would bring more rain and wind to the islands that have barely begun to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Tropical Storm Barreling Towards Northern Bahamas [Video]Tropical Storm Barreling Towards Northern Bahamas

The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday. The new storm front complicates the ongoing search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of hurricane..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

With Over A Thousand Still Missing, Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Bahamas [Video]With Over A Thousand Still Missing, Tropical Storm Warning Issued For Bahamas

A tropical cyclone is forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days. Reuters reports the storm could potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Thousands still missing in wake of Dorian [Video]Thousands still missing in wake of Dorian

More than a week after Hurricane Dorian, Bahamian authorities say at least 2,500 people are still missing and the death toll of 50 is expected to rise "significantly." Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Hurricane Dorian: Thousands missing in the Bahamas [Video]Hurricane Dorian: Thousands missing in the Bahamas

Many are relying on assistance from K-9 units to help locate bodies hidden beneath the mountains of rubble.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Bahamas Has 2,500 People Missing From hurricane Dorian [Video]Bahamas Has 2,500 People Missing From hurricane Dorian

Authorities reported around 2,500 people missing in the Bahamas after being hit by Hurricane Dorian. According to Reuters, this number may include evacuees who fled to shelters. Emergency management..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

US Denies Temporary Protective Immigration Status To People Evacuating The Bahamas [Video]US Denies Temporary Protective Immigration Status To People Evacuating The Bahamas

The U.S. denied temporary protected immigration status to people evacuating the Bahamas. According to Reuters, they left after being hit by a Category 5 hurricane. The status would have allowed them to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

The Bahamas Is Struggling In The Aftermath Of Dorian [Video]The Bahamas Is Struggling In The Aftermath Of Dorian

In the aftermath of Hurrican Dorian, a black market for everyday items like bread has developed in the Bahamas. An estimated 17% of Bahamians are now homeless due to the catastrophic damage caused by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Rescue efforts continue after Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas [Video]Rescue efforts continue after Hurricane Dorian leaves Bahamas

Dozens dead, 70,000 homes destroyed after Hurricane Dorian slammed Abaco and Grand Bahama islands a week ago.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:54Published

NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet [Video]NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Trump doesn’t want ‘very bad drug dealers’ from Bahamas in U.S. [Video]Trump doesn’t want ‘very bad drug dealers’ from Bahamas in U.S.

“I don’t want to allow people that weren’t supposed to be in the Bahamas to come into the United States, including some very bad people and some very bad gang members and some very, very bad drug..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Search for survivors continues in the Bahamas [Video]Search for survivors continues in the Bahamas

Officials in the Bahamas say they have not given up on looking for survivors of Hurricane Dorian. The National Emergency Management Agency says it will focus on search and recovery of bodies before..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Hurricane Dorian still pounding Canada's Atlantic Coast [Video]Hurricane Dorian still pounding Canada's Atlantic Coast

Dorian slammed into Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking down trees, cutting power, and blowing over a large construction crane in downtown Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Chris..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

FAA Restricts Air Space Over Bahamas [Video]FAA Restricts Air Space Over Bahamas

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary flight restriction for Bahamian airspace. According to Reuters, the restriction was made at the request of the Bahamian government. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

"Like a nuclear bomb went off" -USAID's Green on Bahamas [Video]"Like a nuclear bomb went off" -USAID's Green on Bahamas

Mark Green, director of USAID, said the Trump administration will work closely with the Bahamian government on recovery and rebuilding efforts, after seeing the devastation of Abaco Island for himself...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Cruise lines contribute as survivors mull next steps [Video]Cruise lines contribute as survivors mull next steps

Relief efforts are accelerating as residents assess the complete devastation of Freeport and Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

In The Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian Survivors Find Life Upended [Video]In The Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian Survivors Find Life Upended

It's been a week since one of the strongest Caribbean hurricanes on record plowed into the Bahamas. According to Reuters, the capital city of Nassau is now facing a wave of thousands of evacuees...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada [Video]Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada

Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in Canada damaging parts of the east coast. The Bahamas have now started to evacuate as the real damage of Dorian starts to become apparent.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:19Published

Hurricane Dorian death toll tops 40, hundreds remain missing [Video]Hurricane Dorian death toll tops 40, hundreds remain missing

As new death toll of 43 from Hurricane Dorian is confirmed, Bahamas officials warn number will rise 'significantly'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

 

Tropical Storm Humberto lashes Bahamas, U.N. chief views devastation from Dorian

Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane..
Reuters - Published

New storm to hit Bahamas two weeks after Hurricane Dorian

More than 1,000 people are still missing following the hurricane two weeks ago.
BBC News - Published

Tropical cyclone bears down on Bahamas, U.N. pledges aid

A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas relief operation frustrated by approach of new storm

A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a..
Reuters - Published

Northern Bahamas brace for new storm, hampering Dorian relief

The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Reuters - Published

Dorian forces Bahamas to find new schools for 10,000 displaced students

Bahamaian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern..
Reuters - Published

Tropical storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian relief

The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the..
Reuters - Published

New storm hits hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, could become tropical storm

A new storm brought rain and wind to the hurricane ravaged Bahamas early Friday, with the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warning it could turn into a tropical storm.
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: Number of missing drops to 1,300

Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas earlier this month killing at least 50.
BBC News - Published

Tropical storm warning issued for Bahamas, 1,300 still missing

A tropical cyclone was forecast to move across the northwestern Bahamas in the coming days, potentially bringing more rain and wind to islands already reeling from Hurricane Dorian, the U.S. National..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas' count of missing people post-Dorian drops to 1,300: official

The Bahamian government now believes there are 1,300 people missing after Hurricane Dorian plowed into the islands, a sharp decline from the 2,500 listed on the missing registry a day earlier, a..
Reuters - Published

Oil spill clean-up at Equinor's Bahamas terminal underway after Dorian damage

Norway's Equinor has begun cleaning up an onshore oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, and said on Thursday it will step up the operation..
Reuters - Published

Equinor starts cleaning oil spill at Bahamas terminal

Equinor has begun cleaning up an oil spill at its South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas, which was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the Norwegian energy firm said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly'

Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. denies protective status to Bahamas hurricane evacuees

The United States will not give temporary protected immigration status to people from the Bahamas who evacuated after the archipelago was battered by a Category 5 hurricane, the White House said on..
Reuters - Published

Dorian's toll: Bahamas officials say 2,500 missing in storm's wake

Around 2,500 people are feared missing in the Bahamas in the wake of devastating Hurricane Dorian, a number that may include people who fled to shelters around the Caribbean island chain, authorities..
Reuters - Published

Equinor says oil spotted near Bahamas crude terminal does not indicate spill

Oil spotted off the coast of the Bahamas may not have come from a nearby crude storage terminal owned by Norwegian oil company Equinor that was damaged by Hurricane Dorian, the company said on..
Reuters - Published

Purgatory in paradise: Bahamas tent cities to house Dorian survivors

For some Bahamians who escaped death but lost their homes in Hurricane Dorian's hellish rampage over the islands of Freeport and Great Abaco, life in the tent shelters erected this week seems like..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing

Emergency officials caution that the names have not yet been checked against those in shelters.
BBC News - Published

Bahamian officials say 2,500 people registered as missing in Dorian's wake

Bahamian officials said on Wednesday that 2,500 people have been registered as missing in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Dorian but cautioned the full list of missing has not been checked to see..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: Search teams scour Bahamas wreckage for victims

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, rescue operations continue to find victims.
BBC News - Published

Trump's 'very bad' Bahamian drug dealers? U.S. data shows little evidence

President Donald Trump's concern the United States could open its doors to "very bad drug dealers" by easing immigration rules for the storm-hit Bahamas is undercut by administration data showing the..
Reuters - Published

Dorian's death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 - official

Hurricane Dorian's rampage through the Bahamas last week killed at least 50 people, largely on the hard-hit Great Abaco Island, an official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Storm-ravaged Bahamians seeking entry to U.S. may face immigration hurdles

Emitte Bootle spent 25 years driving school buses on the Bahamas' Great Abaco Island, but now that Hurricane Dorian has devastated his home, there are no students to drive - and nowhere to take them.
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. may extend protected status for Bahamas immigrants after Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration is talking to a lot of people about possibly extending temporary protected status, granted to people who cannot safely return to their..
Reuters - Published

U.S. working to take in Bahamas storm victims - acting border chief

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan on Monday said the country is expediting its immigration processes and deploying more resources to help storm victims from Bahamas..
Reuters - Published

'You can't break down': Bahamas keeps up search of Dorian-devastated island

Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits carried out a grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over..
Reuters - Published

With dogs and spray paint, crews in grim search for Dorian's dead in Bahamas

For the searchers sifting through the enormous pile of wreckage that Hurricane Dorian left after smashing the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbor, the only way to get past the stench of hidden corpses is to..
Reuters - Published

Equinor sends two vessels to clean up Bahamas oil spill

Two vessels with clean-up equipment and personnel will arrive to the Bahamas within a few days to deal with an oil spill at the South Riding Point terminal damaged by hurricane Dorian, operator Equinor..
Reuters - Published

Search for bodies continues in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas damage 'like nuclear bomb'

The US aid chief said he was struck by the devastation after flying over affected areas on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

FAA issues temporary flight restriction for Bahamian airspace

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday it had issued a temporary flight restriction for Bahamian airspace.
Reuters - Published

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